Definition of hungry
- a wolf with hungry eyes
- hungry investors
- a power-hungry politician
- a hungry soil
There are millions of hungry people throughout the world.
That girl is always hungry.
The prisoners' families were hungry for more information.
They were hungry to learn more.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, great, greedy, gung ho, hot, impatient, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, thirsty, voracious, wild;
champing at the bit, chomping at the bit;
: suffering because of a lack of food : greatly affected by hunger
: having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach because you need food : feeling hunger
: feeling a strong desire or need for something or to do something
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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